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Zorbas Family House
Ranked #20 of 191 Specialty Lodging in Skiathos
Certificate of Excellence
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Wear siders”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

At Zorbas family house the family are very friendly. The rooms are clean and the views are fantastic. there is a steep road up to the apartments but you get used to it. the bus service is very good and the apartments are not far from the beach. Would definitely go back again. Hello to Agelo, Niko and Demetrius and also their father. The woman who cleaned the rooms was very nice also and she worked very hard. The mother made lovely moussaka for the barbecue night too. Met some lovely people. Hope to come back again.
Brenda and Stew, Sunderland.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

My wife and I were both very impressed with our stay here. The owners were charming and very helpful; the room was clean and comfortable and the pool and bar facilities excellent. The walk up the hill could be a challenge for some people, but we found that if it was taken slowly it was no problem at all. The room service maid was thorough and friendly. Barbecue night was great. We made friends with a pretty and friendly ginger cat (christened Maximos after our ginger cat Max back home). He did quite well on Whiskas and I hope he continues to be looked after!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

We got back to the UK yesterday, after a week at Zorbas. What a lovely, small, family-run place to stay! The three brothers who run Zorbas are all friendly, helpful and accommodating, as are their parents who share responsibility. The rooms were clean and comfortable - bins are changed daily and linen twice a week, by a very friendly cleaner. The swimming pool is well maintained and the pool bar serves tasty, simple food at reasonable prices. The brothers host a barbecue around the pool area one evening a week, which is well worth doing. I felt a little nervous when we arrived and all the tables had been moved to create one long table, but was impressed when we were asked to sit in specific seats which placed us next to the family that we'd made friends with - clearly, there had been some thought put into the planning. The food was delicious - cooked by the 3 brothers' mum - I think it was the best that we had during our stay. Of course, if a 'group event' is not your thing, you don't have to take part! Our apartment had a gorgeous sea view and our five-year old made lots of friends at the pool area.The beach is only 5-10 minutes away (depending on how fast you walk). There is a hill up to the apartments (you can see photo's of it on this site) but we found it absolutely manageable - and it made us feel that we were working off some of the lovely food & wine consumed...You do have to pay extra for air conditioning in the rooms, but I believe that this is standard on the island. Although the bar is open till 2am (I think - we were in bed way before that) it's not particularly noisy, possibly because it's a small establishment. Overall, I would thoroughly recommend Zorbas. We usually try to go to different places every year, but I'm seriously considering a return visit!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Forget any negative reviews on Zorbas, this place is Greece at its best! As written before, Zorbas is a small family run appartment complex, with the 3 lovely brothers sharing this responsability with mum and dad. Zorbas offers so much, great appartments,we had the poolside bungalow (19), which offered us great views and more space than we've had in years of staying in Greece and which was cleaned regulary, with fresh towels x2 a week. Some people have written negative reviews on the noise at night from the bar, what a load of cr*p. Our appartment was the closest to the bar and not once were we kept awake with any noise. The brothers work hard all day and most of the night to keep their guest happy( on top of their other jobs!). Nothing at Zorbas is too much trouble, their food at the poolside bar is freshly prepared,delicous and good value, the b-b-q night is well worth a try, 12 euro's with more food than you could ever eat, all freshly prepared by the family, I still can't believe that mum's mousaka was served up as a starter!!!!! The hill takes 2 mins to walk down and 5 mins to climb, no problems unless you are either a moaner/ lazy brit! Loads of beaches to choose from, great taverna's, all a few moments walk from Zorbas, all in all, Zorbas and the whole family have touched our hearts, love to you all, xx

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Faringdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Just returned from a week at Zorbas, our first time in Skiathos. I went there with my wife and 1 year old child. The welcome we got from the three brothers who own and run the place was fantastic, everything was set up on arrival including the cot for our toddler. It's a really small place - about 20 rooms - which gives it a very friendly vibe. The room was clean and bins emptied daily, and in good condition - also had air con (at a charge) which was a bonus. The pool and bar area is lovely - very clean, spacious and with a lovely view over the bay. It is a difficult walk up the hill (absolutely fine if you can walk - we had a buggy and no issues, but if you have difficulty walking or are in a wheelchair I wouldn't recommend), but there are a good selection of decent restaurants at the bottom of the hill. Also the snack bar in Zorbas serves good lunchtime snacks. Delighted we found this little gem of a place (particularly after booking late) and we'll definitely return.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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watford
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Just got back from a two week holiday at Zorbas Family House. It was clean and comfortable, basic as we expected but that is what we were after when we booked. The linen in our rooms (we had 2) was changed every three days, bins were emptied every day by the friendly smiling cleaner. The 3 brothers are great; friendly and helpful but never intrusive. What struck me most about Zorbas (apart from the hill-it is steep) was how many different groups of people were there. Couples-young and more mature. Families with babies, small children, through to teenagers. (We went as a family of 5 with 3 teenagers) All of them were clearly having a good time. Zorbas is well situated for a chilled holiday base with several good restaurants within easy reach. Skiathos Town is easily reached by bus. It took us a while to twig just how small the island of Skiathos is-takes 20 mins or so to get from one end to the other by bus. In short, if you want a peaceful base within easy reach of restaurants, beaches and Skiathos town, Zorbas is a good bet.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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OXFORD - ENGLAND
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

I just came back from a two week stay at these apartments and I have to say I am delighted !The Zorbas Family , Dad Kostas mum Vagia and the sons, Dimitris, Nikos and Aggelos are absolutely great. The service is outstanding and the friendliness and welcoming attitude of everyone, is unparalled. This is one place that richly deserves all the accolades it gets. Foodwise we tried their Club Sandwich which is not just Massive and very tasty but very cheap for what it offers. The drinks are very reasonably priced and the measures ...generous ..!! ;) The quality of the accommodation is very good and the views lovely. I was glad to have the little uphill walk to the apartments, as it was nice exercise and not at all difficult to do.!
I would gladly come here again, any time..!
Finally, in my view and having seen practically the whole of the Island, Aghia Paraskevi, where the Zorbas Family house is located is by far the BEST resort in the island, in terms of amenities , Restaurants and a really outstanding Beach.. oh, and another thing,....when the temperature starts climbing you are going to love the cool breeze at the apts., while people further down are sweating.....!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Zorbas Family House
Address: Agia Paraskeui, 370 02, Greece
Location: Greece > Sporades > Skiathos
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Ranked #20 of 191 Specialty Lodging in Skiathos
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Hotel Class:3 star — Zorbas Family House 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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